Peggy Lange Henehan died after a long battle with primary progressive aphasia, a rare neurological disorder. As a child and teenager, Peggy was a prominent presence on the local community theater stage, appearing in productions at the NORD Musical Theater, Gallery Circle Theater, and Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. After graduation from Dominican High School in 1969, she studied acting for two years at HB Studio in New York City. Back in New Orleans in the 1970s, as Chief Instigator of the Mystic Krewe of Alligator, Peggy was a driving force in producing a series of musical events that culminated in the founding of Tipitina’s nightclub. During that same era and into the 1980s, she was a partner/employee of the Whole Food Company of New Orleans until that company’s merger with Whole Foods Market of Austin, TX. Peggy’s next career move was to learn the trade of producing custom-made slipcovers and draperies. For the last three decades, until her illness prevented her from continuing, she executed the designs of many local decorators and produced her own creations working directly with homeowners. Her work was regularly featured in such publications as Southern Living and Architectural Digest. Peggy reigned as Queen of Mama Roux, a subkrewe of the Krewe du Vieux, in 2005. Peggy lived life to the fullest; her generosity of spirit and infectious smile her trademark. Always the consummate friend – injecting laughter and goodwill wherever life took her.